Chipperson Law Group, P.C.

Intellectual Property Law Firm

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Firm Overview

At Chipperson Law Group, P.C., we help people accomplish their goals. Representing investors, small business owners, artists and authors in New Jersey and nationwide, we help clients protect and optimize their work.

When resolving your legal issues, we look at your situation from both a legal perspective and the business side. We provide you with high quality legal representation, and at the same time we maximize your bottom line, saving you time and money. We do this by developing unique, creative and innovative solutions to your legal matters.

Because of our hard work and track record for securing favorable results for clients, we've earned a reputation for being a reliable, efficient and knowledgeable law firm. We strive to understand and meet each client's individual needs and goals in the following areas:
-Business entity formation
-Domain name disputes, including UDRP arbitrations
-FDA approval for generic drugs
-Intellectual property litigation and appeals
-Licensing agreements/negotiations
-Patentability and clearance searching and opinion
-Product development and commercialization strategies
-Product distribution methods and agreements
-Trademark and Trade secret protection
-U.S. and International copyright applications
-U.S. and International design and/or utility patent applications
-U.S. and International trademark prosecution to protect business names, logos and/or slogans
-U.S. trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
-Infringement and validity opinions

Law firm with a history of excellence:
Assembling a winning team is critical in just about every arena, from sports to business. But it's particularly important in law. Choosing a law firm can be a challenge. Large firms often assign junior lawyers to matters, and small firms, which give clients personal attention, do not always have the skills that clients need. At Chipperson Law Group, P.C., we provide the best of both small and large firms. We offer you the experience and specialized skill you find at large firms as well as the responsive, cost-effective and client-focused approach that only a boutique firm can deliver.

We've worked hard to earn a reputation for insightful and effective representation. But, as importantly, we recognize that our success rests on your trust and confidence in our advice and the solid relationships we build with you.
Main Office

Main Office
163 Madison Avenue Suite 220-40
Morristown  NJ  07960

Phone
  • 973-845-9071
Fax
  • 973-845-6176
Intellectual Property
Experienced New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Firm
Protecting your creative property:
Intellectual property is created by the human mind. The creativity element distinguishes it from personal, intangible or real property. Protecting intellectual property is different than protecting other assets. When handling intellectual property, attorneys must consider how to preserve the value of concepts, designs, ideas and innovations, rather than merely tangible items. Chipperson Law Group, P.C. has 10 years of experience maintaining the value of books, music, art, inventions, slogans, branding and business secrets through:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks
-Trade secrets

Filing and protecting your patent:
A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent Office for a specific time period to register inventions and improvements that are novel, unobvious and useful. Our intellectual property attorneys conduct a thorough patents search to determine whether a similar design has already been registered. If your design appears to be unique, our attorneys can assist you in preparing your drawings and descriptions, and we can file a detailed application. If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, we pursue all available remedies to stop production and obtain compensation.

Registering your copyrights:
You have an exclusive right to the work you produce when you put it into a tangible form, such as a book, photograph, musical composition, computer program or movie. Your work automatically gains federal copyright protection upon production. Our attorneys can help you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office to protect it from unauthorized use, reproduction or distribution.

Preserving your business image through your trademarks:
Trademark protects your commercial branding, logo, picture or design from use by others. Even use of a confusingly similar look, name or logo can constitute trademark infringement. Our attorneys file your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If infringement occurs, we seek an injunction to stop further use and we sue the infringer for damages.

Safeguarding your business' trade secrets:
A formula, recipe, method, process or plan distinctive to your business constitutes a trade secret. Trade secrets are intrinsic to the success of your company and give you the competitive edge. When these unique functions are revealed, your company's value is compromised. At Chipperson Law Group, P.C., we help you protect your business through nondisclosure agreements and employment protocol. If an employee or outside party discloses protected information, our attorneys can minimize damage to your company and pursue your legal remedies.
Patents
Knowledgeable New Jersey Patent Attorneys
Protecting inventors and their ideas:
An inventor has the right to reap the rewards resulting from a new idea. If you have created an invention or improvement, registering your patent provides you with vital protections to exclusive use and benefits derived from your design. Chipperson Law Group, P.C. has 10 years of experience helping inventors at all stages of patent filing and defending your patent rights from infringement.

Preserving all types of patents:
Patents are grouped into three different classifications depending upon their form. Our patent attorneys have the knowledge to help you with:

-Utility patents - including machines, chemical formulas, compounds and manufactured goods

-Design patent - original, ornamental design for a manufactured product

-Plant patent - a new variety of plant

-Conducting patent research

To qualify for patent protection, your invention or improvement must be:

-Novel - not previously known

-Unobvious - not a form that an expert in the field could identify

-Useful - has a function

We meticulously review your invention with an eye for your eligibility based upon the three primary factors. We then conduct a thorough patents search to determine whether a similar design has already been registered.

Registering your patent pending:
If your design appears to be unique, our attorneys walk you through the complex process of preparing your application, including creating essential drawings and descriptions. While waiting for the issuance of your patent, your invention is marked patent pending, thereby affording you substantial protections. A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent Office for a specific time period for which you retain exclusive rights to your invention.

Defending your rights:
If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, we pursue all available legal remedies. Our attorneys first demand that the infringer cease and desist unauthorized actions. We then vehemently pursue damages.

Rita C. Chipperson

Principal
Morristown Office

Rita concentrates her practice in intellectual property including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secret counseling, prosecution, licensing and litigation. Ms. Chipperson's patent practice includes business method, electrical, mechanical, Internet, and software patents. She has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assessing business potential for existing patents and patent portfolios, preparing infringement, patentability, and validity analyses, licensing, and litigating for clients involving a wide variety of industries and technologies including artificial spinal disks; automation systems; biological and chemical contaminant detection systems; broadband devices; call logging systems; call processing systems; coaxial integrated test sockets; communication systems; data compression; electronic textbooks; KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switching; information technology systems; integrated audiotext internet advertisement services; multi-party telephone control systems; portable multi-function (facsimile, print, copy, and scan) machines; powder coating generation via electron beam charging; power supply modulation based upon instantaneous microprocessor demand; REMICs (Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits); shrinkable high voltage termination systems; telephone data organization systems; telephonic-interface statistical analysis; tranching mortgage-backed securities; variable inductors; virtual private networks; voice-data telephonic interface; wireless recording systems; and XML (extensible markup language).

Ms. Chipperson also has experience counseling clients regarding selection of names, domain names, logos, and slogans with an aim of achieving state, U.S., and/or international trademark registration and/or avoiding trademark infringement including performance and analysis of trademark searches and preparation and prosecution of trademark applications. She also has experience negotiating trademark settlement agreements and representing clients accused of trademark infringement. Additionally, she has experience in trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

Before entering the practice of law, Ms. Chipperson held consulting and design engineer positions with Johnson Controls, Inc. and Cosentini Associates, where she was responsible for energy and construction consulting including contract negotiations, energy analysis and automation system design. An entrepreneur, Ms. Chipperson founded and was president of ProActive Systems, Inc., an energy and construction consulting firm based in New Jersey that provided domestic and international contract negotiations, energy analysis and automation system design.

Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Chipperson practiced intellectual property law with Ward & Olivo (in both NY and NJ). Ms. Chipperson also served as Of Counsel to Flaster Greenberg.

Ms. Chipperson is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association; the John J. Gibbons American Inn of Court for Intellectual Property Law, the Morris County Bar Association, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, and the Venture Association of New Jersey.

Articles:
Business Method Patents Gain Momentum, NJ Law Journal, January 2006.

Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) Decisions:
Morristown Dental Associates, L.L.P. v Jay Schuster, DDS, September 9, 2009. National Arbitration Forum (NAF) Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decision automatically transferred morristowndental.com domain name from competing dental office to our client.

USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Decisions:
-The Chop Shop LLC v The Motorcycle Asscociation of New York State, Inc. TTAB decision cancelled Trademark Registration No. 2,373,990 in favor of our client.
-Donna Thompkins v Barry Will Negotiated withdrawal and dismissal of Petition of Cancellation with prejudice for Trademark Application Serial No. 77/576,525 in favor of our client.

Admitted:
New Jersey and New York; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School:
Touro College, J.D., cum laude

College:
Lehigh University, B.S.E.E.

Member:
Morris County and New Jersey State Bar Associations; American Intellectual Property Law Association; John J. Gibbons American Inns of Court for Intellectual Property Law; Venture Association of New Jersey; Morris County Chamber of Commerce; NJ Association of Women Business Owners; Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Education
  • Touro College
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude

Dennis J. Helms

Counsel
Princeton Office

Dennis specializes in matters related to the protection and licensing of intellectual property, specifically trademark and copyright matters, author and publisher agreements, and employment agreements. He also handles the formation and operation of closely held businesses, including nonprofits.

An active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) since 1990, he is the former chair of INTA's Trade Dress Image Library Subcommittee of the Information Resources Committee. An experienced practitioner, his diverse background includes three years at a Wall Street law firm, three years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, five years in state government as special assistant to two New Jersey governors, and two attorney generals in New Jersey. In this latter capacity, he served on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health for Recombinant DNA Molecules, working closely with regulators and scientists to determine the appropriate role for government in regulating recombinant DNA research.

Mr. Helms has published articles and presented lectures on "Valuing and Protecting Intellectual Property" along with pieces on fair use in copyright and the filing of architectural designs in copyright. He has also been active in the John J. Lifland Inn of Court for more than ten years.

Representative matters:
-Negotiated a non-monetary settlement and dismissal of a lawsuit in a case involving patent design infringement
-Avoided a court trial by negotiating a non-monetary settlement for a defendant in a copyright infringement case
-Obtained payment of full-year student tuition for a private school early in the school year in an appellate court ruling involving parental default, regardless of the possibility for student replacement
-Reviewed extensive list of possible drug names for a pharmaceutical company, ranking labels on likelihood of available trademark registration in the United States and abroad
-Assisted clients in narrowing selections of product names that would work best in new businesses, including those with highest likelihood of being successfully registered
-Worked with advertising agencies in choosing brand names for clients that can be successfully registered and defended in the marketplace

Professional affiliations:
-Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Commissioner, 1974 - 1976
-John C. Lifland American Inn of Court
Founding Member
-Mercer County Bar Association
-Office of the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey
-Advisory Committee Membership, 1976 - 1978
-New Jersey Housing Finance Authority
-New Jersey Advisory Council on Alcoholism
-Princeton Bar Association
Past President
-Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Stuart H. Nissim

Of Counsel
Princeton Office

Stuart is an intellectual property attorney with over 20 years of experience working in both private practice, as well as for the United States Navy at their premier research laboratory. In the course of his career he has worked for a large number of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies to small technology companies and individual inventors. Mr. Nissim has represented IP clients in the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical, biochemical, medical, mechanical, telecommunications and computers.

While working for the Navy he was instrumental in establishing the Navy's first Licensing/Technology Transfer program, and was a member of an award-winning team for successfully winning two patent interferences against a large international chemical company - the first time the Navy had litigated a patent interference case.

Mr. Nissim received his B.S. degree in pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1982, and his J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore in 1988. While attending law school, he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Patents, Trademarks and Technology. His article on The Federal Common Law of Patent Licensing was published in the University of Baltimore's Law Forum.

Mr. Nissim is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the bars of Maryland and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He is also a licensed pharmacist in Pennsylvania and New York as well as a member of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Joseph L. Youngblood

Of Counsel
Linwood Office

Mr. Youngblood specializes in the creation, protection and leveraging of intellectual property assets, as well as the formation and operation of business entities, including, but not limited to, franchising, mergers and acquisitions. His strong background in operations, efficiency and logistics enables Mr. Youngblood to provide his clients with unique and practical business solutions to their legal issues. He also has expertise in prosecution of trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

Mr. Youngblood has represented both large and small businesses, including nationally recognized celebrities and sports figures, entertainment venues, restaurants, night clubs, record labels, musicians, recording artists, insurance companies, manufacturers, technology providers, magazines, graphic designers, web developers, visual artists, writers, municipalities, educational institutions and trade associations.

Mr. Youngblood is also strongly involved in the local community, and regularly extends his practice to the representation of local colleges, fire departments and municipalities on a pro bono basis.

In 2010, Mr. Youngblood was recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and Top Young Lawyer in the fields of Intellectual Property, Business/Corporate and Entertainment and Sports law. He was also selected as the 2010 Outstanding Young Attorney of the Year by the Honorable Benjamin A. Rimm Award Committee and the Atlantic County Bar Association.

Education:
-J.D. Widener University School of Law, 2000 (cum laude)
-B.S. (Industrial Engineering) Lehigh University, 1996

Bar & court admissions:
-New Jersey
-Pennsylvania
-U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Clerkships:
-Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr.,
-United States District Court for the District of Delaware
-Honorable Charles R. Previti,
-New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County

Memberships/affiliations:
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-Atlantic County Bar Association
-Pennsylvania State Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-Institute of Industrial Engineers

Practice areas:
-Intellectual Property (including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, branding, merchandising, licensing, software development, e-commerce and domain name disputes)
-Media, Entertainment and Sports
-Franchising Law
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-General Corporate, Partnership and Limited Liability Company Matters
-Logistics and Operations Research
Education
  • Widener University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 2000

Rohitha M. Jayasuriya

Of Counsel
Princeton Office

Rohitha is an intellectual property attorney with over 10 years of experience working in private practice and law firms representing large clients and individual inventors. He has experience in the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical, polymers, biochemical, medical devices, mechanical, and electronic materials. Also, Rohitha was a former patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark office Examined Fuel cells, Batteries and Chemical materials.

Rohitha received his Ph.D degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from Lehigh university in 1985, B.Sc. degree in Chemisty and Physics from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and his J.D. degree from the Pace University, New York in 1997. Prior to obtaining his law degree he worked as a Research Scientist at Industry in major multinational chemical companies. Dr. Jayasuriya is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the bars of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Education
  • Pace University
    Juris Doctorate

Y. Jae Kim

Of Counsel

Jae Kim has an extensive background in engineering and intellectual property law, and brings a wealth of experience and personal attention to the practice of law. As a trusted advisor and counselor, Mr. Kim strives to bring excellence to the service of his clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent procurement, opinions, licensing, and if necessary, litigation.

In addition to being a consummate professional, dedicated to the practice of intellectual property law, Mr. Kim is an avid family man that enjoys the benefits of managing a law practice in suburban southern New Jersey. Prior to joining Kim Winston LLP, Mr. Kim worked for major law firms, such as Darby & Darby, PC in New York City and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP in Philadelphia. In addition, Mr. Kim spent over a decade working in the medical device industry as an engineer for companies, including Becton Dickinson & Co. and Stryker Corporation.

Nowadays, in addition to his dedication to the practice of law, Mr. Kim serves on the Board of Directors for the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia and on several committees for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania and the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey.


HIGHLIGHTS:

Mr. Kim has litigated patents involving technologies such as trading cards, high speed assembly processes, optical devices, and waste solidification processes, in addition to trademark and copyright cases. Mr. Kim has also represented clients with respect to patent matters in a wide variety of technological arts/industries including drilling tools, orthopedic implants and instruments, medical devices, electromechanical devices, chemical components, plasma sterilization devices, food apparatuses and printed circuit boards.

Mr. Kim's publications/speaking engagements include:

-"Nexus of IP and Everything Else in the Universe", Moderator/Panelist - NAPABA Northeast Regional AABANY Fall Conference, September 2013.

-"Hot Topics In Intellectual Property Law in the U.S., China and India," Moderator/Panelist - NAPABA Eastern Super Regional Conference, June 2012.

-"Diverse Trailblazers in the Legal Profession," Moderator/Panelist - NJ State Bar Association Conference, May 2011

-"Intellectual Property Issues at Trade Shows," Information Display, July/August 2010.
Y. Jae Kim and Alan Nadel, "Willful Patent Infringement in View of In Re Seagate Technology, LLC" Intellectual Property Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 2009.

Representative Matters:

-Liberty Sport, Inc. et al. v. Alternative Eyewear, Inc. et. al. (New Jersey District Court)
-Chia Yi Chin Jwu Enterprise Co., Ltd. v. Idea Nuova, Inc. et al. (Southern District of New York), represented defendant, Idea Nuova, Inc., patent infringement
-Bethesda Family Services Foundation v. Bethesda Day Treatment Center (Middle District of PA), represented defendant Bethesda Day Treatment Center, copyright infringement
-Tactical Solutions, LLC v. OFUS Corporation et al. (Colorado District Court), represented plaintiff, Tactical Solutions, LLC, patent infringement
-Media Technologies v. Upper Deck et al. (Southern District of California), represented defendant, The Topps Company, patent infringement
-Baxa Corporation v. ForHealth Technologies, Inc. (Middle District of Florida), represented defendant, ForHealth Technologies, Inc., patent infringement

Admitted:
New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, N.J.; U.S. District Court, E.D.Pa.; U.S. District Court S.D.N.Y.; U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y.; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School:
Rutgers University, J.D.

College:
Rutgers University, B.S. Chemical Engineering
Education
  • Rutgers University
    Juris Doctorate
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